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EPA Report: Automakers Surpassing Light-Duty Greenhouse Gas Standards

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27/03/2015

For the second consecutive model year, the automotive industry outperformed the national greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards by a wide margin. Overall industry compliance in model year 2013 was 12 grams/mile – or 1.4 miles per gallon – better than required by the 2013 standard. These were among the top findings released today in the Environmental Protection Agency’s ...

Biochemical, Thermochemical Conversion of Biomass in Focus at UREM 2015, Day Two

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27/03/2015

Today (Mar 26, 2015) the Umeå Renewable Energy Meeting learned that while biomass gasification for the purpose of making fuels and chemicals would be used to produce biofuel in the Nordic countries, and preferably dimethyl ether (bioDME), countries in southern Europe might prefer to use it to produce heat. Italy and Spain were mentioned as countries where the technology ...

EPA Issues Response to ICTA Petition Regarding Nanosilver

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27/03/2015

Almost seven years ago, the International Center for Technology Assessment (ICTA) filed a petition for rulemaking requesting that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulate products containing nanosilver as pesticides and for related other forms of relief. On March 19, 2015, EPA responded to the petition. In general, the response does not alter EPA’s legal position with ...

New OSHA Report Discusses Income Inequality Associated with Failure to Protect Workers

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26/03/2015

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) just released a new report that examines how workplace injuries and illnesses impact income inequality. The report, Adding Inequality to Injury: The Costs of Failing to Protect Workers on the Job explores the impact on employees and their families of the more than three million workers that are seriously injured and the approximately 4,500 ...

Researchers get flood forecasting off the ground

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27/03/2015

Scientists have built a model that accurately predicts floods without data from the ground. Until recently, ground observations were needed alongside satellite data to build a full-enough picture to model climate and extreme weather events. And as worldwide annual losses due to flooding are predicted to reach at least US$1 trillion in 2050, scientists are seeking a solution for countries that ...

The best water stories of the year

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25/03/2015

Group Sustainability’s Functional Manager, Karen Touborg, presented the 2014 edition of ‘Grundfos Thinks Water Wise’ at Grundfos' Global Leadership Conference in Billund, Denmark. She explains that the publication has two purposes; to communicate about our water activities and reporting to UN’s CEO Water Mandate, which we have committed to. "We have so many good cases to ...

OriginOil Launches OriginClear Product Line For Petro and Waste Water Cleanup

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25/03/2015

OriginOil Inc. (OTC/QB: OOIL), developer of Electro Water Separation™ (EWS), the high-speed, primarily chemical-free process to clean up large quantities of water, announced today the launch of its OriginClear™ product line for all waste water treatment, including oil and gas water cleanup. The new product line will incorporate and fully replace the company’s earlier ...

Catalytic Hard Water Scale Prevention System Successfully Tested Under US Government Green Proving Ground Scheme

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26/03/2015

The US Government's GSA takes products that it believes could be environmentally useful for its estate of buildings and tests them scaling Caused by hard water is a big problem worldwide. For 18 Months The  General Services Administration , responsible for many public buildings in the US,  tested a catalytic hard water scale preventer  under the ...

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